Common Spotted Orchid - Dactylorhiza Fuchsii
This wild orchid will be very familiar for many of us with its spiral of pink / purple coned flowers. They flower May to August.
The seed can be sown at any time but are best sown in the autumn. They can be sown on clear patches of ground in a meadow or included in new meadows. The first leaves are seen in the second year and the flowers after that. This is a challenging variety to grow but worth a go.